Florida education news: School grades, construction bonds, achievement gap and more
MORE F's: Superintendents warn the Florida Board of Education that multiple changes to the state school grading formula threaten to create more F schools and hurt the credibility of the accountability system. • The Polk district prepares letters to explain the changes to parents, the Ledger reports. • More from the Miami Herald.
RIPPED OFF: The Pasco School Board decides to sue Citigroup over what lawyers have called a bond scam.
STILL SEARCHING: The Hillsborough School Board struggles to find a new lead attorney.
STAYING POWER: Hudson Middle School principal Terry Holback survives staff criticism to keep her post.
FIGHTING THE CORE: A grassroots organization plans to protest Florida's move to Common Core State Standards, State Impact Florida reports.
ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Low-income Sarasota students are losing ground to their peers on FCAT results, the Herald-Tribune reports.
LOST RECORDS: A Lake charter school might have to repay the state nearly $1 million in student funding if it can't provide records that students actually attended, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TOP MARKS: Florida Gulf Coast University president Wilson Bradshaw gets praise and a raise from his bosses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
HIGH COSTS: The Seminole district considers self-insurance as its premiums rise, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
MUSICAL CHAIRS: A dozen Alachua administrators get reassigned, the Gainesville Sun reports.